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Issue #565 :: Friday, August 16, 2002

Top Headlines

Cal Junior Swims Backward Into History
Sometimes the best just keep getting better.

UC Scientists Receive Millions To Study Yeast
UC Berkeley researchers were awarded $15.5 million to research communication within living cells and develop a computer model of the findings.

Keeping ‘Em Honest
Where is it? Where did you put it?" the police officers asked me unrelentingly.

Studying 'A Photograph Inside A Printed Night'
Firmly premised on the melancholy and wonder associated with the knife-edge of the present, The Clientele's music also heavily relies on memory.

News

Cal Junior Swims Backward Into History
Sometimes the best just keep getting better.

UC Press Designates New Director
University of California Press, the largest academic publisher on the West Coast, announced the appointment of a new director this week.

Southside Stabbing Leads to Oakland Siege
OAKLAND-Police are searching for an Oakland man suspected of stabbing a co-worker repeatedly in a Southside hotel parking lot Wednesday afternoon.

UC Scientists Receive Millions To Study Yeast
UC Berkeley researchers were awarded $15.5 million to research communication within living cells and develop a computer model of the findings.

Study Finds Berkeley Among Safest Cities for Pedestrians
Berkeley is the second safest city for pedestrians in the state of California, according to a report released Tuesday.

Daily Cal to Stay On Campus
The ASUC Store Operations Board voted Tuesday to spare The Daily Californian from eviction, allowing it to remain in its Eshleman Hall offices.

Livermore Lab Readies Tools to Shore Up Port Defense
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory tested nuclear detection technology used to protect U.S. seaports from terrorist attack, lab officials announced yesterday.

News in Brief: Five Robberies Occur In Five Hours
Police are investigating a string of five robberies that occurred in as many hours, in almost every region of Berkeley early Wednesday.

News in Brief: Credit Union Robbed For Second Time
A man claiming to have a gun robbed a South Berkeley credit union Wednesday morning-a mere two days after an armed-takeover at the same place, police said.

Feature Photo: Movin' On Up


Correction
Tuesday's article "City Turns to Straw For Construction of New Nature Center" incorrectly stated that Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory donated $250,000 to the construction of a building composed almost entirely of straw. Actually, the lab donated $25,000 to the project.

Berkeley School Hopes to Build New Campus at Old Train Station
A newly-built Montessori school on a historic Berkeley site may be open for classes by next fall.


Arts & Entertainment

Music Review: Edan the DJ


Music Review: Ekkehard Ehlers


Music Review: Bruce Springstein


Music Review: Notwist


Music Review: Bus Driver


Music Review: James Taylor


Studying 'A Photograph Inside A Printed Night'
Firmly premised on the melancholy and wonder associated with the knife-edge of the present, The Clientele's music also heavily relies on memory.

Museum Proper: The Cemetary Gates
The Victorian age became a grand spoof quickly after it ended in 1903, and its place in history as a playground of prudes certainly cemented after World War I. Whereas opposition movements defined Modernism better than any centralized establishment, conformity was unfairly considered the defining characteristic of its artistic predecessor.

Museum Proper: The Cemetary Gates
In 1928, Alexander Rodchenko wrote a manifesto titled "Against the Synthetic Portrait, For the Snapshot" in which he argued that while painting tries to capture one true image of a subject, photography, in its documentary objectivity, tries to give only one image that when combined with a "file of photographs" as well as books, notes and other artifacts, may give some synthesis. Rodchenko believed that photography would prevent a cult of the personality: "there is a file of photographs, and this file of snapshots allows no one to idealize or falsify Lenin." Photography is a witness against falsehood, not a co-conspirator.

Museum Proper: The Cemetary Gates
Never mind that he can see the Golden Gate Bridge, symmetrically, from his front door.

Shaka Bra (That's a Tit in the Slit)
Now I understand why most movie critics spend a solid two-thirds of their review space simply recapping the plot. Sometimes it's hard to be poignant, or even entertaining. Sometimes a movie doesn't give you so much to say.

Music Review: Will Smith



Opinion

Keeping ‘Em Honest
Where is it? Where did you put it?" the police officers asked me unrelentingly.

White Space